MY 3 FAVOURITE PLANTS
Oliver Schurmann, Mount Venus Nursery
HEPATICA NOBILIS — because you see all these little flowers of such a vibrant blue which come up through the frozen ground first thing in spring. It’s very much the early flowering plants that fascinate me.
EPIMEDIUM — they are like little fairies dangling off invisible wiry stems that arch over and have very attractive foliage, and there are lots and lots of different ones. They are early, ranging from the beginning of March and there are still very good flowering ones now.
SOLOMON’S SEAL OR POLYGONATUM — It is one of those plants that in every stage of their growth habit are like a sculpture. They first come up out of a point, then the leaves unravel, the stem unravels and then they arch over and have white flowers hanging off an arching stem, like a crane. They are just very, very interesting.